Kelly Amstadt Bodywork

About Kelly

imageSince 2002, I've trained continually and in depth in many modalities to help clients of every age feel better.  After sessions clients report better range of motion, greater balance, a release of tension, and a reduction or absence of pain.  It is a joy to help clients alleviate pain and find balance within their bodies.

I am a dedicated bodywork practitioner with 1,000's of hours in the classroom and even more time than that studying on my own. 

Extensive training in Chi Nei Tsang, Visionary Craniosacral Therapy, Rolfing® Structural Integration, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Medical Qigong, and Orthopedic Massage enables me to respond to a wide variety of conditions and personal goals.  

Currently, I have embarked upon a four-year journey for learning Medical Qigong for balancing the energy body using the Chinese Medicine system.  This course involves many hours of deep study and qigong practice and meditation.  I look forward to continually sharing with my clients practices for balancing their body and mind as the course during this next four years unfolds.

In 2018, I went to Berkeley and then to Crete for four weeks for training in Chi Nei Tsang.  Chi Nei Tsang means "internal organs chi transformation."  CNT is applied qigong (energy work) on the abdomen with soft but deep touch to train internal organs to function better.  If you have digestive issues, headaches, insomnia, asthma, reproductive issues and many other conditions, CNT can help.  The abdominal fascia (connective tissue) is connected to all structures above and below the abdomen.  By releasing pressure and dissolving knots in the abdomen, back, hip and neck pain can be addressed while structure is aligned.  

I was certified as a Rolfer™ in 2013 and have a "Rolfer's Eye" - the ability to see imbalances in the body and know how to target bodywork for best results. Clients can choose to embark upon the Rolfing 10 Series with me or benefit from my knowledge as a Rolfer during massage or Craniosacral Therapy.

In December of 2009 I graduated as a Craniosacral Therapist at The Milne Institute.  Craniosacral Therapy (CST) brings forth profound structures in the body and taps into the client's innate healing potential.  The insights that come from Craniosacral Therapy training enhance every session from light energy work to deep Rolfing. 

For six years I studied Medical Qigong and Tai Ji with Arnold Tayam at the Longevity Center in San Jose.  Learning Chinese Medicine concepts is an on-going endeavor which teaches about energy flow and living a balanced life.  I incorporate this knowledge into all sessions and love to teach clients simple but profound qigong movements to help them release energetic blockages.  Practicing Tai Ji helps me stay balanced and strong so I can be present for my clients and all aspects of my life.  I am now learning a Tai Ji Mastery program with Mike Chegini, which has deepened my understanding of the practice and informs all of my work.  

I also enjoy being the mother of my 23-year-old daughter, my 21-year-old son and my 19-year-old son - and my three micro dogs.

I look forward to helping you discover and highlight the health that resides within you.